A neighbourhood in Tooting has been rocked by a murder in a safe and quiet area.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Police presence this morning

Lewis Elwin, 20, was pronounced dead in Tooting after he was stabbed at about 3.45pm on Monday afternoon. 

The former Graveney School pupil is understood to have walked down Penwortham Road and collapsed near The Furzedown Pub. 

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A spokesman from the Graveney School said: "It is a terrible loss.

"The school is both saddened and shocked and our thoughts are with his family at this time."

One of his former classmates Kirstie O'Mahony, said she had seen tributes across social media and his friends were supporting each other.

She said: "He was in my year at school, I have not spoken to him in a while but he was always just a really lovely kid.

"There are so many tributes to him, everyone is saying how much they miss him.

"We are all supporting each other."

Wandsworth Guardian:

Lewis Elwin

Hughroy Clarke, who runs ARC Metalworks in Penwortham Road, said the news of the death of a 20-year-old who had been stabbed left the community in shock.

He said: "It happened within school pick up time, there were a lot of parents with kids walking past.

"Things like this don't happen around here.

"We all live good."

Mr Clarke said the incident had left people in shock.

Wandsworth Guardian:

A vigil has been held this afternoon for Lewis Elwin.

Another neighbour said she had always felt safe in the area. 

Police and paramedics were called to Thrale Road at the junction with Penwortham Road at about 3.47pm on Monday afternoon.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, is said to have staggered down the road before collapsing near the Furzedown Pub. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Flowers have been laid where Lewis collapsed.

On Twitter, Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, said: "My thoughts with Lewis Elwin's family today. Knife crime is a growing tragedy in London - we must do more to stop it."

No arrests have been made. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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